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Re: problems building feature release on windows

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: problems building feature release on windows
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 20:08:42 -0400 (EDT)

Kelly F. Hickel writes:
>  [Kelly F. Hickel] I also expected it to be IO bound, which is why we
> have several fast drives in a RAID 5 array. I have tried moving temp and
> lock to ramdrives (independently and together).  All tests as well as
> measurements indicate that it is CPU bound.

Any chance you don't have DMA mode enabled for the drives?  Using PIO
mode instead of DMA will eat up CPU time like crazy.

-Larry Jones

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defeat!  There is no middle ground! -- Calvin

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